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Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back

by Nimura, Janice P. (Author)

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"In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan."--Provided by publisher. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Samurai daughter
  • The war of the Year of the Dragon
  • "A little leaven"
  • "An expedition of practical observers"
  • "Interesting strangers"
  • Finding families
  • Growing up American
  • At Vassar
  • The journey "home"
  • Two weddings
  • Getting along alone
  • Alice in Tokyo
  • Advances and retreats
  • The Women's Home School of English
  • Endings.